CWIS Mentor cities unite in Nepal to strengthen initiatives for improved sanitation

The Mentor Cities are equipped with exemplary cases of different aspects of Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS). Eight municipalities in Bangladesh and Nepal have established effective sanitation initiatives, emerging as CWIS mentor cities.

June 03, 2024

Municipalities empowered to champion gender equality and social inclusion in WASH

Access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services is essential for everyone, with gender roles and relations significantly impacting access to WASH knowledge and practices. To increase understanding of gender mainstreaming in WASH services, ITN-BUET, in partnership with the CWIS-FSM Support Cell and DPHE, organised a training for municipality personnel from 18 to 20 May 2024.

May 20, 2024

RUET hosts workshop on FSM to inspire prospective youth leaders in sanitation solutions

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), in collaboration with ITN-BUET, organised an orientation workshop centred on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM). Themed “A Solution to Sanitation Problems in Cities,” the workshop’s objective was to introduce the undergraduates…

May 16, 2024

Nepal aims to tackle arsenic crisis with specialised training from ITN-BUET

Groundwater is an important source of safe drinking water in low-income countries. However, in some countries, arsenic contamination in groundwater poses significant health risks, including cancer, liver disease, coma, and even death.

May 08, 2024

FSM business training for sustainable sanitation solution

In Bangladesh, the government supports public water and sanitation services. However, achieving sustainable faecal sludge management is complex and requires private enterprises to collaborate closely with the government.

May 06, 2024

Experts gather to advance gender-inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies ahead of the 10th world water forum

In preparation for the upcoming 10th World Water Forum in Indonesia, a collaborative effort led by Dasra, South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resource Studies (SaciWATERs), and the Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) convened experts and stakeholders in a webinar…

April 04, 2024

Professionals from Bangladesh empowered to tackle sanitation challenges through international learning visit in India

Given the growth of the urban population, delivering proper sanitation services for all is a challenge for sanitation sector stakeholders in Bangladesh. The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), with ITN-BUET, organised a ‘Sanitation Workshop and Leadership Development Tour’…

March 06, 2024

International training empowers champions to tackle the urban water crisis

Access to clean water has become a significant challenge in Bangladesh, especially in urban areas, because of excessive groundwater extraction and ineffective water management practices. ITN-BUET and WaterAid Bangladesh jointly organised an international training and exposure visit on the ‘Urban Rainwater Harvesting System’ in response to this issue.

March 05, 2024

Bangladesh FSM network’s 6th convention champions sanitation workers’ safety and CWIS model to achieve SDG targets

Bangladesh FSM Network organised its 6th Convention in Dhaka at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh on 3rd March 2024. The focus was ensuring sanitation worker safety and dignity, improving work conditions, exploring financing options, and advancing the CWIS model…

March 03, 2024

ITN-BUET unveils research findings on transforming waste into wealth

ITN-BUET organised a research dissemination and book launch event on 19 February 2024. The event showcased pioneering research projects exploring waste-to-wealth, recycling, and reusing processes for solid wastes from tannery industries and faecal sludge, employing sustainable and nature-based solutions.

February 19, 2024